Inverted nipple correction surgery corrects the constricted and flat nipples and enhances the shape of the breasts. Both men and women can suffer from inverted nipple or nipples. By nature, some variation in nipples is very common but nipple inversion results in an appearance of incomplete breast. Inverted nipple happens because the external muscle has poor strength and cannot sustain the powerful pull of inwards. Inverted nipple can also occur because of short ducts in the nipple. Inverted nipple surgery is a simple outpatient procedure that can dramatically improve the appearance of your breasts.
Inverted nipples can make you feel insecure, self-conscious, and uncomfortable with your appearance. Most women face problems in breastfeeding with an inverted nipple. An inverted nipple points inward instead of outward, which means that the nipple ducts are too short to allow the nipples to point upwards. There are two types of inverted nipples: nipple retraction in which only the part of the nipple, generally the very tip, turns inward and gives the appearance of a small slit and inverted nipple in which the entire nipple is pulled inward and in some cases even below the surface of areola.
If you were born with an inverted nipple then it is not generally a medical concern and inverted nipple surgery can help correct the position of the nipple and restore the naturally correct look. However if the inverted nipple is developing slowing or if you suddenly see the inverted nipple then it is time to consult the doctor immediately. In some cases, the nipple can stick out after some stimulation but that is not a permanent solution to the problematic inverted nipple.
There are mainly three levels of nipple inversions and they are classified on the basis of their severity
Level 1: This is the most mildest stage of nipple inversion in which the nipple springs up to stimulation and remains protruded for some time before returning to the inverted position. The nipples look flat in appearance. No milk ducts are compromised and simple finger pressure around the areola can pull them out.
Level 2: In this level the nipple remains inverted at all times but can be pulled out without much resistance
Level 3: The nipple remains inverted despite stimulation or local treatments. Milk ducts are constricted and need surgical intervention to correct inverted nipples in level three. Infections, rashes are common problems with level three inverted nipples.
Top plastic surgeons at The Esthetic Clinics can assess the nipples to gauge the level of inverted nipples to determine the most suitable treatment. Mild to moderate levels of inverted nipples can be corrected with non-surgical measures but for severe case of inverted nipples, top plastic surgeon in India will suggest Inverted nipple surgery for correction.
There can be many causes behind inverted nipples such as
If you are concerned about the shape of your nipple because of problems in breastfeeding or for aesthetic reasons the best plastic surgeons in Mumbai will suggest various inverted nipple treatments:
Hoffman’s Technique: These are specific exercises that you can do at home to draw out the inverted nipples. Place the thumbs on the either sides of the nipple, do no go outside the areola, and press them into the breast tissue while pulling your thumbs away. Do this on sides of the nipples. Regular exercise (once a day) will help the nipple point outward. However with this type of inverted nipple treatment it is not clear how well it will work for every person or how long will it last.
Suction devices: For mild and moderately inverted nipples, suction devices are the non-surgical method to correct the nipple. You will need to wear the suction devices under your clothes for long period of time. They are available in the market with the names like nipple retractors, nipple extractors, shells, and cups. Suction devices work by pulling the nipple and loosening the nipple tissue.
Nipple piercing to correct inverted nipples: Inverted nipple piercing is a slightly invasive way to keep the nipple in an upright position using jewellery. Nipple piercing is often done in cold rooms to that the nipple can be easily drawn out. Once the nipple is erect, the piercer will use a needle and thread to add a piece of jewellery to the nipple. A stainless steel ring or a barbell is generally a preferred choice to correct the inverted nipple. You will need to change the piercing every six months.
When any of the other options do not work the cosmetic surgeon, will suggest a surgical procedure that will change the shape of the nipple so that it points outward and stays that way after recovery. Inverted nipple surgery is a permanent minor surgical procedure that will give you the normal looking breasts and nipples.
Both type of inverted nipple surgery in India do not take more than one hour to complete and top plastic surgeons in India perform this treatment as an outpatient procedure. The goal of the cosmetic surgeons is to make sure that the nipple becomes erect, does not lose sensation, there is minimal scarring, and the inverted nipple surgery improves the appearance of the breast. Nipple correct surgery in India can also be done with other procedures such as breast augmentation, gynaecomastia and breast lift surgeries in India.
The type of inverted nipple correction surgery that will be suitable for you will depend on many factors, which the plastic surgeon will explain to you during the consultation period.
Top plastic surgeons in India will guide you on how to prepare for the surgery. Make sure that you follow the instructions and clear all your doubts with the surgeon before the surgery.
You can go home few hours after the surgery but you might have to wear the medicated gauge for a few days till your plastic surgeon gives a green signal after a detailed regular check-up, which happens five days post the surgery. You can return to work in two days after inverted nipple correction surgery. You can ask your plastic surgeon in India for pain medication if you experience discomfort in the operated area.
The Esthetic Clinics has the most advanced apparatus, and state of the art amenities that are expertly used by top plastic surgeons and doctors in India to ensure that there is no compromise in patient’s expectations, health, and comfort. Best plastic surgeons in India are known for their skill and expertise in cosmetic and plastic surgery like inverted nipple correction surgery, breast augmentation surgery, bread lift surgery in India.
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The inverted nipple surgery in India price also depends on the top cosmetic surgeon’s skill and expertise. The Esthetic Clinics surgeons have delivered hundreds of happy patients with superb results.
Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.